We could not think of a better way to honor Y-O-U, our Smarty momshell readers, than to roll out a huge swagalicious, the mother of all mothers, Mother’s Day Giveaway. Let’s face it, as moms we have the toughest job on Earth. It’s a day-in, day-out marathon of giggles, vomit, skinned knees, runny noses, melt-your-heart smiles, dirt, poopy diapers, no means no, report cards, doctor visits, first words and tears (though some days I’m not sure if they are mine or my kids). This is a small thank you & the break that you rarely get for the demanding role you happily play each and every day. And it’s a giveaway just for you gal, so take a deep breath and feast your eyes on the dreamy collection below. Only the Smartiest of mom-centric sponsors would do… and holy pink & green do we have some unbelievable stuff to give to one lucky Smarty!
So what do we moms love and need in our lives?
Enter Simply Fresh to You, who will forever change your dinner-time routine. This hubby & wife team have served families in South/Central Charlotte, Ballantyne and surrounding areas since 2007. Simply Fresh to You delivers fresh, delicious gourmet meals for half the cost of eating out. And let me tell ya, it R-O-C-K-S! Our friends here are graciously contributing a $100 gift certificate to the swagfest.
Smarty activewear favorite, Asana Activewear in Morrison Shopping Center/SouthPark, is dressing our Smarty mama in a fabulous outfit, your choice from the spring/summer lifestyle dresses, skirts and shorts ($125 value, thank you very much!). Asana sports a kickin’ selection of fitness, yoga, pilates, running and active lifestyle apparel. Not to brag or anything, but they recently scored “Best of the Best” for Fitness Apparel by the editors of Charlotte Magazine, knock yourself out Asana!
Morrison Shopping Center (corner of Colony & Sharon Rds.)
3920 Sharon Rd., Suite B130
Charlotte, NC 28211
Avalilly’s in Cornelius is also dressing our Smarty in style with a $100 gift certificate. Owner Emily Haggart, has created a brilliant merchandising concept to give women the best in designer clothing without the expensive price tag. Can’t beat that! Avalilly’s is an upscale women’s clothing boutique featuring overstock designer labels from boutiques nationwide, thus the fabulous prices. We love their Smarty tag line, “Every Day is a Sale at Avalilly’s!”
21341 Catawba Ave
Cornelius, NC 28031
Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 – 5:30
Cottage Chic is seriously one of my favorite shops of all times – maybe because they always have the cutest pink & green jammies hanging outside every single day. And maybe it’s because I could spend hours upon hours washing my hands with all of the fabulous scrubs and smelling all of the yummy creams and candles. This place screams all things girly! And they are giving our lucky Smarty a set of BedHead pajamas of her choice, valued at $139. BedHead Pajamas are known for their playful prints and luxurious cotton, not to mention they are my favorite pajamas on the planet! This mommy-centric store offers one stop shopping for stylish clothing, bedding for all ages, baby goodies and gifts for every woman on your list.
1232 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
-Home Decor and Accessories!
Isabella in Myers Park wants one lucky Smarty to experience their lush store with a $100 gift certificate as well. Isabella is a boutique and design studio offering an eclectic yet sophisticated mix of fine bed linens, bath accessories, furniture, lighting, original artwork from local artists and unique accessories for the home. Isabella is also stocked with personal amenities including hand-crafted candles, lotions, European soap and sleepwear.
715 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28207
Nest Furnishings in Fort Mill is the place where Smarty Moms can find the latest furniture styles at a fraction of the price! Whether it’s time for the big boy room, a new PB Basic styled sofa or converting the playroom back to the dining room, Nest Furnishings is the place to go. Nest Furnishings is a no frills, “warehouse-style” store dedicated to bringing chic, stylish furniture to the Carolinas without big-city prices. Make plans to stop in soon whether or not you win their $100 gift certificate! Nest is the T-I-C-K-E-T for sure!
1653 Katy Lane
Fort Mill, SC 29708
-Jewelry – every mama needs some bling!
Well you know I can’t talk about Mother’s Day without thinking about my top pick for mother’s jewelry, the Heather Moore line, only available at Nesting at Specialty Shops on the Park/SouthPark. This jewelry is a unique collection of custom-designed, handmade jewelry and I just love, love, love it! Nesting is a precious children’s design boutique that offers complete interior design services, fine furnishings, clothing, gifts and accessories in fabulous lines. Here’s to you, hoping you win this wonderful $100 gift certificate from our Smarty friends at Nesting!
Specialty shops on the Park
6401 Morrison Boulevard, Suite 16A
Charlotte, NC 28211
We Smarties love us some monogramming and what better place to frequent than Alphabet Soup Monogramming in SouthPark. Don’t let the name fool you though – they feature so much more than monogramming. Think teacher gifts, graduation gifts, Mother’s Day gifts and just girlfriend gifts. Alphabet Soup has one of the best selections in town. One of my favorite things about this presh shop is they don’t bat an eye when you roll in with your $3.99 Wal-Mart shirt and ask to have it monogrammed. That’s right, they’ll monogram YOUR stuff too, not just their own. A $100 gift certificate could be yours very soon!
Sharon Corners Shopping Center
4724 Sharon Road, Suite J
Charlotte, NC 28210
704-554-1616 (you know what’s funny? I know this number by heart:-)
-Organization & All Things Paper!
Our friends at Paper Twist in Specialty Shops on the Park/SouthPark are giving our Smarty mama the gift of a new, stylish organized desk for Mother’s Day. Caspari’s fabulous line of desk accessories has a luxurious feel and this fun, vibrant serengetti print will brighten up your desk. Package includes: accordion file folder, picture frame, spiral bound notebook, pencil caddy with memo paper. Retail Value of $130.00. Now that’s some stylish organization that we all could use!
Specialty Shops on the Park
6401 Morrison Boulevard, Suite 4A3
Charlotte, NC 28211
Introducing my new Smarty organizing fave, The Purple Martin & Co., a design and custom family resource service that will organize you in ways you never knew existed! Founded on the principle that every family should possess a single, hard copy resource which contains ALL critical family information. Your custom handbook will contain every piece of information you use to run your household. This invaluable resource equips moms & dads with the ability to be “proactive” instead of “reactive” to family schedules & emergencies. It also provides the ability for a caregiver to step into the parent’s role at a moment’s notice. The Purple Martin & Co. will provide an initial in-home consultation, as well as produce & customize this resource to meet your family’s information needs. Value $225.
Lori Martin w/The Purple Martin & Co.
-Portraits of your Loved Ones!
Ginger Wagoner at Photosynthesis Photography is giving our Smarty mama a $175 studio session for your family portrait needs. Ginger is extremely talented – for me, I was highly impressed when she captured my entire family of six, all smiling and we’re perfectly framed with blooming cherry blossoms! Ginger is also hosting a super Smarty “Girls Night Out” event on Friday, May 15th to celebrate GIRLFRIENDS! Where would we be without them? At this event, you will enjoy FREE girlfriend portrait sessions (up to 5 at a time), FREE massages, FREE margaritas – need I say more?! Make your reservation for this Girls Night Out by May 12th by emailing here. *Studio session must be scheduled by August 15th.
1117 Harding Place
Charlotte, NC 28204
Nicole Rogers with Nicole Rogers Photography is giving our lucky Smarty (3) 8×10’s, (2) 5×7’s and (8) wallets all valued at $147 (with the purchase of a regular lifestyle session). Nicole is a fabulous and talented lifestyle, on-location photographer in Charlotte and surrounding areas and is also available for travel. She specializes in newborn, baby, and family photography. Photography is her passion and it resonates in her work, just ask our own Smarty designer, Rachel Busby who thinks Nicole’s work is incredible and we do too!
www.nicolerogersphotography.com/blog (NEW BLOG – we love bloggers!)
-And last, but certainly not least, every Smarty could use a little pampering!!
We are excited to introduce Salon 42 in Dilworth, a premier destination for world class hair services. Stylists design looks to suit every client with innovative haircutting and coloring techniques. They offer a full line of Bumble and bumble and Pureology hair care products (Pureology is the best shampoo EVER!). Salon 42 stylists are highly trained in the newest trends and greatest styles designed to fit each individual. This salon offers clients a chic, yet unpretentious vibe in the heart of Dilworth. Our lucky Smarty will receive a complimentary haircut and color package with Master Stylist and Owner Jason Viers (valued between $120-$180 valid through December 31, 2009). If you didn’t catch that, Jason is hubby to Queen of Harris YMCA’s dance program, Cara Viers. Yup, they’re our own Smarty celebrities:-)
2444 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28203
*Please present gift certificate to reception upon arrival.
This GYNORMOUS hot momma giveaway valued at over $1,600 ends, Friday, May 8th at 11pm, click here to enter. This is also part of our annual reader profile survey which is being conducted to better serve you. It is the last giveaway that will appear on our blog portion of the site. Giveaways have become as popular as Kelly & Brenda on 90210 and now warrant their own portion of the site. Each day be sure to check out our latest swanky register-to-win on the Giveaways tab of CSP.
We thank you for your participation and support of all things Smarty. And a very Happy Mother’s Day from your Smarty sponsors and friends at Charlotte Smarty Pants (Jen, Ashley, Courtenay, Jenny, Tracy & Dana)! Best of luck!